excursion

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[Ex*curĀ·sion]

An excursion is taken more for pleasure than for practical reasons. Your business trip, when you spent most of the week waiting in airports and adjusting to different time zones, does not count as an excursion.

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A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.

Noun
wandering from the main path of a journey

Noun
a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"



A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.


A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.


A wandering from a subject; digression.


Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]


Excursion

Ex*cur"sion . [L. excursio: cf. F. excursion. See Excurrent.] 1. A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
Far on excursion toward the gates of hell.
They would make excursions and waste the country.
2. A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country. 3. A wandering from a subject; digression.
I am not in a scribbling mood, and shall therefore make no excursions.
4. (Mach.) Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.] Syn. -- Journey; tour; ramble; jaunt. See Journey.

A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.

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Usage Examples

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.

Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I was meant to date the captain of the football team, I was going to be on a romantic excursion every Saturday night, I was destined to be collecting corsages from every boy in town before prom, accepting such floral offerings like competing sacrifices to a Delphic goddess.

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

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